Casey Martin vs. PGA Tour, Inc. Analytical Essay by Peter Pen

Casey Martin vs. PGA Tour, Inc.
An overview of the case of Casey Martin vs. PGA Tour, Inc.
# 53932 | 3,900 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2004
Published on Nov 30, 2004 in Law (General) , Sport (General)

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This paper looks at how, in 1968, a group of professional golfers established the PGA Tour, Inc., a nonprofit association, which sponsors events for professional golfers. It examines the lawsuit against the organization in January of 1998 under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, which was bought against them by golfer Casey Martin, who is disabled with Klippel-Trenaunay-Webber syndrome (KTW), a rare congenital, degenerative circulatory disorder and whose request for a waiver to use a golf cart, usually against PGA Tour rules. was denied.

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"After the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the decision of the District Court of Oregon the petitioner, PGA Tour, Inc., filed for certiorari, because the day after the Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals decision the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled opposite on a similar case, Olinger v. United States Golf Assn. (2000)(Davis, 2002). The United States Supreme Court accepted the case, because of the conflicting decision between the two Circuit Courts. Again the case brought forth to the Supreme Court would be if Title III of the ADA (1990) would apply to the petitioner and if allowing the plaintiff to use a golf cart would "fundamentally alter the nature" of the game."

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